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Reinstatement of Pay-As-You-Go Is a Welcome Step toward Fiscal Responsibility
12/20/06
James Horney and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

House Proposal to Reform Earmarks Employs Double Standard, Largely Exempting Earmarks Packaged As Special Interest Tax Breaks
Richard Kogan and James Horney
9/14/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Combined Effect of Senate Proposals Would Be to Finance Near-Repeal of the Estate Tax With Cuts in Medicare, Veterans Benefits, School Lunches, and Other Programs
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan
8/9/06
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Gregg Bill Would Make Far-Reaching Changes in Budget Rules: Bill Would Aim Budget Knife at Domestic Programs While Shielding Tax Cuts From Fiscal Discipline
Robert Greenstein, James Horney, and Richard Kogan
Revised 8/9/06
HTML, PDF, 18pp

Budget Process Bill Would Result in Deep Cuts in Medicare and Medicaid
Richard Kogan, Leighton Ku, Allison Orris, and Andy Schneider
Revised 8/9/06
HTML, PDF, 12pp.

Budget Process Bill Threatens Veterans’ Programs
Richard Kogan and Martha Coven
8/4/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Putting Their Cards on the Table: Senate Budget Bill Indicates Intention to Pay for Tax Cuts by Sweeping Cuts in Programs for Middle- and Low-Income Households
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
8/2/06
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Another Commission? The Wolf Entitlement Commission Includes Favorable and Unfavorable Aspects
Richard Kogan
8/1/06
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Statement: House Leadership Invokes “Martial Law,” Forcing Members to Vote on Key Bills Without Full Knowledge of What They Are Voting On: Move Represents Erosion of the Democratic Process
Robert Greenstein
7/28/06
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Sunset Commission Proposals Would Not Provide "Good Government"
James Horney
7/21/06
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Senate “Line-Item Veto” Proposal Invites Abuse by Executive Branch
Richard Kogan
Revised 7/18/06
Fact Sheet: HTML, PDF, 2pp.
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Proposed Discretionary Caps Would Hit States Hard
Arloc Sherman, James Horney, and Matt Fiedler
7/5/06
HTML, PDF, 33pp.
State-by-State Data Tables, 20pp.

Combined Effect of Bills Moving In the Senate Would Be To Finance Near-Repeal Of The Estate Tax With Cuts In Medicare, Veterans Benefits, School Lunches, and Other Programs
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan
6/26/06
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Senate Budget Process Legislation Embraces Misguided “45-Percent Trigger”
Robert Greenstein, Jim Horney, Richard Kogan and Edwin Park
6/26/06
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Discretionary Caps in Gregg Bill Would Lead To Overly Deep Cuts: Proposed Caps Could Actually Hinder Enactment of Large-scale Deficit Reduction
James Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
6/19/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

House "Line-Item Veto" Proposal Invites Abuse By Executive Branch
Richard Kogan
6/19/06
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Biennial Budgeting: Do The Drawbacks Outweigh The Advantages?
Robert Greenstein and James Horney
6/16/06
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Administration's Argument Against Pay-As-You-Go For Tax Cuts Does Not Withstand Scrutiny
James Horney and Richard Kogan
6/13/06
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Trustees' Report Focuses Attention on Misguided Medicare "45-Percent Trigger"
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, Edwin Park, and James Horney
Revised 5/1/06
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Proposed Line-Item Veto Legislation Would Invite Abuse by Executive Branch: President Could Continue Withholding Funds After Congress Voted to Release Them
Richard Kogan
Revised 4/21/06
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Changing the Budget Rules: Administration’s New Rules Would Favor Tax Cuts Over All Other Budget Priorities
Richard Kogan
4/18/06
HTML, PDF, 16pp.

Joint Statement Opposing Potential Budget Gimmick
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Committee for Economic Development, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and the Concord Coalition
3/28/06
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Background on Potential Budget Gimmick in Tax Reconciliation Conference
3/28/06
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Five-Year Discretionary Caps Would Be Unwise at This Time: Proposed Caps Would Lead to Overly Deep Cuts and Could Hinder Enactment of Large-scale Deficit Reduction
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, and James Horney
3/27/06
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

A Pay-As-You-Go Rule That Would Exempt All Tax Cuts Would Make a Mockery of Efforts to Restore Fiscal Discipline
Joel Friedman, Robert Greenstein, and James Horney
3/20/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

"Joint Budget Resolution" Could Lead to Gridlock on Appropriations and Shift Power to the Executive Branch
Richard Kogan and James Horney
3/16/06
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Proposed Cap Would Require Deep Cuts In Entitlement Programs
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
3/16/06
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

President and Senate Budget Committee Embrace Misguided “45-Percent Trigger”
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, Edwin Park, and James Horney
3/13/06
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Administration Proposals To Hide Tax-Cut Costs
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
2/14/06
HTML, PDF, 6pp.